Nonfiction on Study Skills, Healthy Baking, JFK & Masculinity | Xpress Reviews


An unsuccessful attempt to organize study skills; Hertzberg revises his advice on bread-making; those looking for period studies related to American culture during the 1950s and 1960s should find Watts’s title intriguing

Nonfiction: Sappho/the Lyric Poets, Crime in Panama, Raif Badawi, Viking Economics, Language | Xpress Reviews


Duban’s treatise is by turns insightful, provocative, and grumpy; for libraries with patrons interested in the 20th-century history of Panama; Haidar’s memoir is touching and provocative; the Nordic economic model will fascinate; a valuable book for readers interested in the philosophy of language

Nonfiction: USC Football, Cold War Hollywood, Anger, the Heisenbergs, Six Sisters Stuff | Xpress Reviews


For fans of World War II history, aviation and military technological leaps; USC Trojan football; Hollywood and the Cold War; overcoming anger; poverty in America; the Heisenbergs; the case for antidepressants; American prosperity; the Franklin expedition; Six Sisters’ Stuff recipes; the Battle of Saratoga; Bill Dudley; aging well; abortion politics

Nonfiction: Thomas Cole, Nora Ephron, Gab, Marijuana, Climbing, Zika, Art, Russia, EWF | Xpress Reviews


Presenting the self-taught Thomas Cole; a guide to spoken eloquence; marijuana, anyone? climbing El Capitan; a fascinating perspective on writerly masochism; weird pieces from the Atavist website; being aware of Zika; how to find time for artist; a great retrospective of Russian post–Cold War events; the late great Maurice White and Earth, Wind & Fire

Nonfiction: Reducing Sugar, Braverman’s Memoir, the Ryder Cup, Copley, Language | Xpress Reviews,


For health-conscious cooks and bakers; a real-life thriller combined with a remarkable coming-of-age tale; with appeal to those interested in golf, leadership, and business; at the Revolutionary War from a slightly different perspective; more to enjoy in McWhorter’s discussion

Nonfiction on the American Presidents and on Tour (and Touring) with a Punk Musician | Xpress Reviews


This fourth edition is suitable for both public and secondary or postsecondary academic libraries needing a resource on the presidents; a complex combination of punk history, travel narrative, and politics is recommended for fans of punk music

Nonfiction on Self-Improvement for Seven Days and Emotional Organization | Xpress Reviews


Following Larssen’s advice for seven days will undoubtedly lead to lasting positive behaviors; Moore & company’s information is useful for developing self-understanding

Frisco, Chimps, Perfume, Translations, Suck Fairies, & More | What We’re Reading


“What We’re Reading” has a lunch date with authors and a reading date with LJ and Junior Library Guild colleagues this week.

Nonfiction: Salads, Rob Chirico, Grants, Mary Guinan, Currier & Ives, Tennessee Williams | Xpress Reviews


A great value for salad lovers; Chirico’s title is full of nostalgic stories, delicious recipes, and a wealth of facts and tidbits about Italian food; a solid guide for novice to expert grant seekers; Guinan’s medical memoir; America through Currier & Ives

Nonfiction on War in the Middle East, Online Marketing, Service Dogs, Artistic Endeavors | Xpress Reviews


The Middle East and America’s impact as the world’s dominant military power, a solid primer on online marketing, an emotionally provocative and engaging book on training service animals, six creatives who took the less-traveled path in life